DHAKA: Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, is being celebrated in several areas of Bangladesh on Sunday (May 24) in line with the festival day in Saudi Arabia.
Villages in Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Jhalakati, Barguna, Jhenaidah, Chattogram, Pirojpur, Chandpur, Madaripur held Eid congregations on Sunday morning.
A majority portion of Muslims in Bangladesh will celebrate the Eid on Monday (May 25) while in some areas of the country traditionally observe the religious festivals in keeping with dates followed in countries of the Middle East.
The devotees in these areas also began fasting on the same day with the people of Saudi Arabia.
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on Monday (May 25) as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Saturday evening after reviewing the information of the Shawwal moon sighting.
BDST: 1226 HRS, MAY 24, 2020